Birmingham City University
This course seeks to train and support student teachers in the field of Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET). This includes further education, adult education, work-based training and community education. Students will acquire the necessary skills to work as a teacher in PCET by undertaking practice-based placements as well as course work. Students studying for a PGCE PCET at Birmingham City University will benefit from our strong partnerships, as well as learning from expert teaching staff and professionals in the workplace. We have a national reputation for our teaching education, which prepares trainees to tackle teaching in a challenging 21st century environment. Trainees learn in a productive, modern and supportive learning environment at the faculty and can take advantage of sophisticated facilities and resources.
Applicants will have (or expect to achieve before enrolment) a Bachelor's Honours degree, at lower 2nd Class level or above from a UK Higher Education institution or a recognised equivalent. The content of previous experience and education should provide the necessary foundation for work as a teacher. Also level 2 qualifications must be in place before starting the course, which is GCSE at grade C or above (or its equivalent) in English language and mathematics. The University does not accept level 2 in numeracy or literacy as an equivalent. Candidates without GCSEs in English language and mathematics, or the equivalent, who are not registered to take them, should visit the Equivalency Testing website.
Introduction to education and training; professional development in teaching practice; effective teaching, learning and assessment; analysis of inclusive learning resources; practised based inquiry; ESOL, literacy and the learners; ESOL, and literacy theories and frameworks
Assessments are made on the basis of coursework assignments, the practice of teaching and related tasks the completion of the Professional and Minimum Core Standards. There is no final examination, however, all parts of the course must be satisfactorily completed before the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Post-Compulsory Education and Training can be made. These awards do not confer a license to practice but do form a route to Qualified Teacher/Tutor/Trainer Learning and Skills (QTLS). The PGCE PCET does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status which is required for school teaching.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 7,500 per Whole course (home fees)||1 years|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 10,500 per Whole course (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City North Campus||Birmingham||B42 2SU||West Midlands|
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